Board of Directors Meeting
24, 2014
Those attending included:  Colin
Mills, John Hanley, Gary Walker, Tammi Petrine, Sridhar Ganesan (who left
mid-meeting for a business trip), Connie Hartke, Joe Leighton, George Kain,
Terry Maynard, and newly selected members Annmarie Swope, Nick Georgas, and
Yavuz Inanli.  Dick Rogers was absent on
1.  Agenda.  The draft agenda was adopted in a unanimous
2.  January 2014 RCA Meeting Minutes.  The minutes of the January meeting were
approved unanimously with one editorial change. 
3.  Treasurer’s Report.  The Treasurer’s report was approved
unanimously.  Treasurer Joe Leighton also
noted the change of mailing address for RCA in his report.
4.  RCA Board Applicant
.  Members of the RCA Board
spent about a half-hour interviewing the several candidates for the three
vacant at-large positions on the RCA Board of Directors.  All the applicants made a brief comment about
their qualifications and objectives and were well prepared with solid answers
to the questions the Board members asked.
5.  Board Discussion &
Vote on Applicants (including Executive session
).  The Board went into Executive Session to
discuss the several applicants for the Board for about a half-hour in a
thorough review of the candidates’ qualifications.  In a difficult decision, the Board selected
the three new Board members.  Coming out
of Executive Session, RCA President Colin Mills announced the selection of Nick
Georgas, Yavuz Inanli, and Annmarie Swope as the selectees and commended all
the applicants for their outstanding qualifications and presentations. 
6.  Master Plan Outcome and
Next Steps
.   Terry Maynard reported
briefly that the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors approved the draft
Reston Master Plan (Phase 1) with few changes, none benefitting the
community.  He noted that this spring two
things should happen:  (a) the
appointment of an Implementation Committee for the approved Plan, and (b) the
launching of the Phase 2 Master Plan effort. 
He noted that it is unclear how either of these next steps will be
organized or when they will be launched. 
7.  Soapstone Crossing Update.  John Hanley reported on the presentation
given by the County on the selection of a “hybrid” route for the new Soapstone
crossing linking Soapstone Drive with Sunset Hills north of the Dulles Corridor
east of Plaza America.  He reported that
the crossing was now projected to cost $92 million, excluding land acquisition
costs, and the next few years would see engineering studies to follow up on the
feasibility analysis.
8.  RCA Board Elections:  Bylaws Update, Committee Appointments.  With some discussion and amendments, the
Board approved unanimously a draft update of the bylaws pertaining to the
election process (basically moving forward the schedule by one month and making
the Elections Committee the final reviewer in any disputes).  The Elections Committee will bring specific
language forward for the March Board meeting for its approval.  The following were appointed to the Elections
Committee:  Gary Walker (Chair), Joe
Leighton, Tammi Petrine, Connie Hartke, and George Kain.  
The Board briefly discussed some more substantial changes in the
elections bylaws (extending the President’s term to two years, electing the
President by the Board vice the community, making other Board terms three years
long vice two, etc.) and deferred the discussion until an ad hoc Board Terms
Committee could evaluate and submit recommendations.  Sridhar Ganesan agreed to chair the committee
before excusing himself from the meeting. 
Members of the Board Terms Committee will be selected later. 
9.  Reston 2013 Citizen of the
Year Ceremony
.  President Colin Mills
reminded everyone that Kathy Kaplan was our choice for COY and provided the
details of the ceremony on March 10, 7:30PM, and RCC/Hunters Woods.  He also solicited volunteers to provide
publicity and logistical support for the event. 
10.  RCC Recreation Center
Update and Forum
.   Terry Maynard and
Tammi Petrine reported that the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) would be
presenting its draft ten-year master plan for Baron Cameron Park at Buzz Aldrin
ES on March 27th.  The plan
includes an “option” to build an RCC recreation center there, a topic in which
RCA and Reston 2020 have been deeply involved. 
Maynard noted that Reston 2020 was thinking about having a community
forum shortly after the FCPA presentation to collect, consolidate, and
communicate community thinking about the plan, especially the option to include
a recreation center. 
11.  Update on County
Residential Studio Units (RSUs)

John Hanley reported on his research into the extremely complex issue
the County is considering of approving a new dwelling unit classification,
Residential Studio Units (RSUs).  These
small efficiency units could be included in any new development under the draft
ordinance, now under county-wide discussion, and would target those households
with modest income.  The RSU effort has
been under county discussion for several years, is extremely complicated, and
is not likely to result in a new ordinance soon, although we should continue to
follow it closely.
12.  Replacement for Cameron Glen
Nursing Home
.  Noting that Cameron
Glen was in the process of vacating its North Town Center location for Loudoun
County, Tammi Petrine (who also participates in the “Reston for a Lifetime”
initiative) commented that Reston will soon be without a nursing care
center.  She brought the Board’s
attention to a new approach to senior living represented by Greenhouse.  The concept provides senior housing that
covers the full range of independent living, assisted living, and full nursing
care services.   She will continue to
follow planning for this possible development in Reston for the Board. 
13.  Other Business.  None.
14.  Next Meeting.  The next meeting will be at the NCGC
Community Room at 7:30PM, March 24, 2014. 
(NOTE:  In a subsequent decision, the Board decided
to move its meeting to the National Realty conference room, 11890 Sunrise
Valley Drive.)

15.  Adjournment.  In a unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
adjourn until the next meeting.